• Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Hanoi
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

  • Native English Speaker
  • Citizenship from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 120 in-person TEFL/TESOL Certification required regardless of other qualifications (i.e. Education degrees, online TEFL certifications, teaching license, etc.) This certification can be done in Vietnam upon arrival
  • 21-60 years old
  • Due to the challenges of living and working abroad, any health conditions, whether mental or physical, may affect your eligibility
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
Pre-departure Online Vietnam Cultural Foundation course
Orientation upon arrival
Accommodation during orientation (and TESOL Course, if taken)
Travel stipend for daily commute
Work visa arranged by the school
Price Details
Guaranteed teaching placement in Vietnam with a monthly salary of $1,200 – $2,000 USD (pre-tax, depending on qualifications and number of teaching hours)
Visa Paperwork (if applicable) and assistance with visa application process
Work Visa arranged by the school
1 Year of Medical Insurance
TESOL Certification Course (if chosen): classroom, instructors, learning materials
1-month of accommodation  during orientation week and TESOL course in Vietnam
Airport pickup and transfer to hotel
One-week group orientation upon arrival including all excursions
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jan 08, 2024
Jul 24, 2018
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About Program

The low-cost of living and laid-back lifestyle make Vietnam one of the most highly sought after destination for travel and teaching abroad!
Stunning countryside, fascinating culture and history, and amazing food make the Greenheart Travel Teach Abroad Program unforgettable!

- English teaching positions, primarily in and around Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
- 4, 6, or 12-month contracts available
- Monthly salary of $1,200 – $2,000 USD
- Group orientation in Ho Chi Minh City upon arrival
- Option to add an in-person 3 week TESOL Course upon arrival
- Placements in public schools and private language academies
- All-inclusive program with add-ons packaged in: airport pickup, extensive emergency medical insurance for one year, accommodation for your training period in Ho Chi Minh City, all orientation excursions, and more

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Monthly salary of $1,200 – $2,000 USD
  • Guaranteed paid teaching placement in Vietnam
  • One semester contracts available, For year long contracts, we can guarantee an urban placement
  • Option to teach in Vietnamese public schools, or private language schools
  • Excellent support from a personal program manager before, during and after your teaching contract

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

First relocation experience abroad

The process was very easy for me. Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of items to take care of before my departure date, but as long as you create a checklist (with deadlines), take it 1 step at a time, and stick to it, it will go by so fast. Greenheart did a great job in executing this process for me and making it possible for me to be where I am now: very happy, teaching in Vietnam, and with an upcoming opportunity in Myanmar! More adventure awaits, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks again, Greenheart!

What would you improve about this program?
Greenheart's participation in this process is top notch. No complaints here.
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